Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples dedicated to Hindu god Shiva...
The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai meteropolis. The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE.
The Elephanta island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content. . .
You will be picked up from your hotel or pickup point and taken to the Gateway of India in Mumbai. From here, cruise by ferry to reach the Elephanta Caves.
On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave.
There are 7 cave excavations in the Elephanta group, all craved from solid basalt rock and dating from approximately the 6th through 7th-Centuries A. D. Among the cave excavations, Cave 1 is the most impressive, representing a superb example of evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture. . .
Later back to Mumbai via Ferry & Drop back to hotel for Relaxation. . .
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
Aircon Car & Ferry
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 INR - For Lunch & Personal Expenses...
• I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were 9 of us & Shailendra made sure that each of us got personal service. We felt pampered & safe. The guide's knowledge of the area was amazing & he made us aware of history & the importance of both this site & Mumbai City. The attention to detail in negotiating both the traffic, the logistics of the boat, the chairs required to climb the stairs on the island for 2 of our party, & toilette facilities was astounding. We highly recommend this tour & guide.